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Arthroscopy of Canine Stifle (Knee) Joint

The canine stifle or knee joint is the area responsible for the majority of canine orthopedic problems. Arthroscopy is key in diagnosing the problem prior to performing any type of surgical procedure. Arthroscopy is the most accurate method of diagnosing all stifle joint disorders including ACL tears, meniscal tears, medial patella luxations, OCD and general osteoarthritis. In most cases, a surgical procedure follows the arthroscopic diagnosis but in disorders such as meniscal tear the entire procedure is performed using arthroscopy. These patients usually have no sutures, no E collar, no postoperative pain and minimal postoperative restrictions.

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Normal Canine ACL

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Partial Canine ACL Tear

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Full Canine ACL Tear

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Osteophytes Develop

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Canine ACl disease progression

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Synovitis - ACL tear

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Medial Patella Luxation - Severe Cartilage Erosion

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